Nominations are now open for the UNESCO-Equatorial Guinea International Prize for Research in the Life Sciences that rewards significant efforts of individuals or institutions through scientific research towards improving the quality of human life.
Life sciences hold the key to a better future, as they contribute to poverty eradication, improved health, and food and water security. The core objectives of the Prize is to encourage research, enhance collaboration amongst researchers and reinforce networks of centers of excellence in the life sciences towards these goals.
The Prize, funded by the Republic of Equatorial Guinea, is given annually to a maximum of three laureates.
The Prize was established by UNESCO’s Executive Board, to support the achievement 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development as well as UNESCO’s global priorities.
They receive a monetary award of USD 350,000 divided equally among laureates, to help further their research, together with a certificate and the “Integracion Tribal” statuette by Equatorial Guinean artist Leandro Mbomio.
- Individual(s) or Institutions endorsed by:
- Either Member States in consultation with their National Commissions; or
- Non-governmental organizations in official partnership with UNESCO active in a field covered by the Prize.
- Each can endorse up to 5 candidates no later than the deadline set each year. Self-nominations will not be considered.
- The Secretariat reviews all applications received before the deadline and transmits the eligible applications to the International Jury of the Prize.
- The International Jury meets in Paris, France to assess the applications.
- The Director-General selects the winners based on the recommendation of the International Jury.
- The Prize is awarded to the winner(s) during an official ceremony organized by UNESCO.
For more information, visit https://www.unesco.org/en/prizes/equatorial-guinea#apply